Hand-Painted Pair of 19th Century Asian Vases on stands Made for Export in the Early 1900s #ON953
These vases were in the family from which we acquired them for an incredibly long time, purchased on a voyage of a longtime merchant marine seaman. He acquired them during the Depression circa 1930s. They have a stamp on the bottom of each that references a New York import firm, which would be very typical of imports primarily from Japan in that time period.
Such a stamp would have been placed there after the vases were made and before they were shipped to the US. The merchant marine seaman who bought them on one of many trips to the East, passed away some 70 years ago. The two vases are virtually identical. One has a chip at the top rim. Each is about 5 inches tall when on their bases. The price is for the pair. The carved wooden bases are included